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Congressional Populism and the Crisis of the 1890s Gene Clanton

Congressional Populism and the Crisis of the 1890s

Gene Clanton

Published January 1st 1999
ISBN : 9780700609130
Hardcover
240 pages
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In the political landscape of the late nineteenth century, the Populist party was recognized even by its critics as being ahead of its time. Its members saw themselves as bearers of a reform message vital to the nation, reflecting agrarian AmericasMoreIn the political landscape of the late nineteenth century, the Populist party was recognized even by its critics as being ahead of its time. Its members saw themselves as bearers of a reform message vital to the nation, reflecting agrarian Americas anxiety that the country was moving toward a new form of slavery in the face of changes brought about by the Industrial Revolution. These issues were for many Americans the Crisis of the Nineties, and Populists met that crisis with a stand against imperialism, a commitment to human rights, and a deep distrust of big business.